Blogmate Candy and I are bringing a joint review to you today! We both read Christmas Wish by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey and thought it would be fun for you to see what each of us thought.
Title: Christmas Wish (Countermeasure Bytes of Life, #7)
Authors: Chris Almeida & Cecilia Aubrey
Release Date: February 28, 2015
Publisher: Eire Publishing
Category: Contemporary Erotic Romance (part of Romantic Suspense Series)
In the seventh Byte of Life, newlyweds Stephan and Jessica Connellan are solidifying their relationship while expecting their first child. Nothing will stop Stephan from protecting the dream he’s always yearned for—a family—but his concerns for Jessica and their baby’s health could be more harmful than the eye can see.
We are celebrating the release of Something Crazy by Chris Almeida & Cecilia Aubrey with a review and giveaway today. It’s an easy one, too. Just comment below and you are entered to win a copy of the book!
Something Crazy by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey is a sweet yet steamy little Bit of Life that was originally provided in the authors’ October Newsletter and is now published on its own. In the future, if you want to read the Bits of Life from Chris and Cecilia for free, subscribe to their newsletter. Easy!
In Something Crazy, Trevor is antsy. He wants out of the house and wants to take Cassandra on an adventure. Inspiration sparks and he sets his plan into action. He simply tells Cassie what to wear and when to be ready. The suspense drives Cassie nuts as she tries to figure out what he is up to, but she trusts Trevor and goes along with the plan. She is rewarded with a crazy experience she will never forget.
Trevor is always challenging Cassie to step outside of her comfort zone and this definitely happens in Something Crazy. The bond between this married couple from the Countermeasure Series grows stronger in each story written by Chris and Cecilia and it is a pleasure to be along for the ride with them. They are a very real and fun couple to read about and one of my all time favorites.
It’s release day for Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey’s debut Bit of Life titled Take Me from their Countermeasure Series. These Bits of Life are short stories that take place in between their full length novels and novellas. The stories revolve around the main characters Trevor and Cassandra Bauer, are erotic in nature and give you a glimpse of what married life is like for them.
If you are a newsletter subscriber of Chris and Cecilia’s, you will have access to this exclusive content, but if not, these Bits of Life are available to download for just 99 cents! If you want to become a newsletter subscriber so you don’t miss out on the exclusive content you can sign up here.
We are celebrating the release of Take Me with a review and several giveaways, so be sure to read to the end to find out how you can enter to win some books!
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Review by Amy:
In Take Me, Trevor is missing wife Cassandra who is away on business. It’s St. Patrick’s Day and while his friend Stephan has offered to take him out for a pint, Trevor decides to stay home. He makes a wise choice, because Cassandra has quite the surprise for him.
Take Me is sure to please anyone that wants more of Trevor and Cassandra. Be prepared, though, because your heart will race and you will be squirming in your seat while reading this short. Be careful while reading it in public!
Update – Congratulations to Kimberly for winning a copy of To Russia with Love!
What an intense and thrilling ride! If you have read Countermeasure by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey, well get ready for more in To Russia With Love. More action. More thrills (and chills). More emotion. More romance. More twists and turns. More story. When I finished with To Russia With Love I was exhausted, but in a good way. I can’t even count the number of times tears rand down my cheeks or the number of times it felt like my heart was beating so rapidly I thought it would come right out of my chest. I love getting all twisted up with emotion when I read. This is my favorite book of the series so far.
In To Russia With Love Trevor and Cassandra are caught up in the middle of the Russian Mafia. In their defense, they didn’t quite know how deep they were getting into things until they were already in over their heads. But, what do an NSA and ex-CIA agent do? They think on their feet, try to get the job done and survive by all means necessary. Chris and Cecilia develop the characters so well that my skin would crawl every time a couple of the characters entered the scene and I wanted to read faster to get away from them. There were other times my heart hurt for a couple of them and wanted to help them them get out of their situation. And still there were other times I found myself yelling at some of the characters who were just being ridiculous.
The books in the Countermeasure series keep getting better and better. We are really getting to know the characters on a deeper level which is so incredibly awesome. Lost to Rapture by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey is the 6th Countermeasure: Bytes of Life short story. It centers around the one year anniversary of Trevor and Cassandra and oh boy is it lovely. And so sweet, sensual and emotional. Trevor and Cassie are such a phenomenal love story.
In Lost to Rapture, Trevor is trying to figure out the best place to take Cassie for their one year anniversary. It quickly dawns on him that taking her back to his hometown of Sligo is the perfect place. As you can imagine, emotions are high since it is the first time Trevor has been back since his parents have disappeared. How will he handle it? Well, with Cassie by his side, you know he will have great support.